The street Magasinsgatan is located in the city centre – stretching from Lilla Torget towards Vasastan  and crossing streets like Kyrkogatan, Kungsgatan och Vallgatan on its way.

It was first named Arentsgatan after one of the master buildings involved in planning the city in 1621. Magasinsgatan got its present name a few decades later, when a large storehouse (a magasin in Swedish) was built in the block Neptunus.

Outdoor seating at Da Matteo Vallgatan.
One of two cafes Da Matteo has in the area.

Independent shopping and street food

The neighbourhood around Magasinsgatan is the home of many local or Swedish fashion brands like Acne, Velour and Emma och Malena. Other popular choices include  lifestyle and fashion shop Grandpa, second hand favourites Pop Boutique and Humana, and the interior design paradise Artilleriet.

Also, don’t miss the hidden gem Floramor och Krukatös. The small pottery and flower shop is found in the backyard behind café Da Matteo at Magasinsgatan 17. The open space in front of the café is a popular stop for food trucks, some more permanent than others.

Outdoor seating at Puta Madre.
Puta Madre is one of many trendy restaurants at Magasinsgatan.

Bars and restaurants

As the sun sets, the nightlife and restaurant scene comes to life and the short stretch between crossing streets Drottninggatan and Kyrkogatan is particularly busy, offering various cuisines. From small pinxtos at Basque to mexican at Puta Madre. In summer, this a great block for al fresco dinner and drinks. Near the square Magasinstorget, in the buildings that were once used as stables, you will now find the italian restaurant Tavolo, which boasts some pretty spectacular interior design including a giant horse head.

Walk around the corner to Kyrkogatan where you find for example the Champagne bar Forssén & Öberg and the burger favourite The Barn, with inspiration from a real barn.

The Magasinsgatan neigbourhood is centrally located which means you can stay nearby in any of the hotels and hostels across the city centre. You walk here from the central station in 15 minutes and the Market hall (Saluhallen) and Kungstorget are also close. The closest bus and tram stop is called Domkyrkan.